angels

Prepared for the hour…

There is nothing that God does not know and there has never been a time in which He did not know it.

And with that knowledge, including the knowledge of how human beings will respond to circumstances and to Him, He places His fingertip on a point in time and says HERE!

This foreknowledge of God upon which He makes His decree includes the path we take and the prayers of intercession which we offer. We know that God is not willing that any should perish (2 Peter 3:9) but that all should come to repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21), and yet we find ourselves in the eye of the storm—a rapidly spinning convergence of things visible and things invisible, of prophetic utterances and world perplexity.

This is a convergence of God’s will and man’s choices—where everything that is occurring, often times seemingly unrelated and erratic, congeal and begin to take on a recognizable shape—focused toward an inevitable conclusion. Within this monstrous spiritual storm, time, thought, deeds, prayer, sin and everything drills down to a point—HERE!

It is a point unmovable.

It is a point unshakeable.

It is a point unavoidable.

It is a point undeniable for God has proclaimed it:

So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were released to kill a third of mankind. Revelation 9:15

Prepared (times past) for the (definite article) hour, the day, the month and the year…nothing arbitrary about this. Powerful angelic creatures who were prepared for a deadly mission against the human race, imprisoned in the waters of the Euphrates river for who knows how long, will be released to carry out their mission of judgment at a very specific point in time.

People run from this kind of talk.

There is a reason so many churches don’t teach about hell anymore.

There is a reason that prophecy is neglected.

People do not want to hear about such things.

They would rather slide into the gaping mouth of their destruction unaware and oblivious to what is coming.

But it is coming.

And no power on earth can stop it…or delay it by kicking the prophetic can further down the road of time.

God has put his finger on the line of time and said HERE!

And it is headed our way.

For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:9